I should really be packing right now. I'm leaving for school in approximately six hours, which to a normal person would seem like more than enough time to get your life's belongings together and stuff it into two oversized suitcases and a stolen basket from the Korean supermarket (H-Mart, if you must know). Ah, but that is where our differences lie. I know that if I don't get started within the next 30 minutes or so, I will inevitably end up passing out among piles of discarded clothing (while resourcefully using my hamper as a headrest) only to wake up in the morning to my mom bursting through the door and shrieking with horror, "I knew I shouldn't have treated you like an adult and let you pack by yourself OH MY GOD WHAT ON EARTH WAS I THINKING??!!?!"
But I'll blog anyway.
This summer will hopefully mark the end of a very enlightening chapter of my life: that of the unpaid internship. Ironically, the only internship that ever paid me hourly wages was the one I had at a community newspaper the summer of my freshman year. Since then, I have been on a hot streak of free labor -- can't complain too much though, as the workload was always manageable and the experiences very valuable, whether bad or good. And with that, even though you didn't ask, I present to you my own curated list of How to Be a Great Intern! I didn't actually do all these things but I really should have.